Questions about patterns, usually a repeating unit of shape, and often a small, repeating and tile-able element. Most patterns are based on repetition and periodicity while others use magnification and scaling. Ask anything related to designing or altering patterns.

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How can I make a Tartan Design in Adobe Illustrator

I generated on the internet this tartan design: Now I want to get this design as a vector graphic built in Adobe Illustrator. Is there a trick to get 45 degree lines on the squares? Or does ...
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How to recreate this zig-zag / andean pattern

I have tried a few different attempts on this pattern. I was wondering if someone could show me how to recreate this Jordan 12 pattern (black and yellow) on the sole of the shoe:
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Who is the original author of the popular cubes pattern?

I can’t seem to find who the author of this pattern is (though I do find a lot of people selling it on stock sites). I have a friend who always refers to it as an M. C. Escher pattern, but I’m almost ...
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How can I create a polygon pattern in Photoshop?

I have been thinking for quite a while how would i make it myself. The difficulty lies in randomness. I Could go on manually but can't help and feel that there is some better way to do it. For ...
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How do I make a texture similar to the ones on Subtle Patterns, but with colour?

I really like this texture: There's a million similar to it on Subtle Patterns, but they're all white, grey or black for the most part. How would I take one of those and make it a dark blue, like ...
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How do continue a pattern or style if it is in bitmap form?

I have downloaded some psd templates that I must edit. In this case, I am attempting to continue the red bar across the black area that currently divides it. It is in bitmap form, however (no layer ...
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Simple patterns fill in Gimp

I would like to do some simple pattern or polygon fills in Gimp, e.g. to represent different regions in a map without resorting to colors or grayscale tones. Some nice examples of what I seek are ...
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Is it possible to create a green poker table felt pattern with CSS?

I would like to render/generate a CSS pattern that looks something like green poker table felt or AstroTurf. Is this possible? Alternatively, would an image-based pattern be a better solution? If ...
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Pattern filled background is not exporting to SVG

I am trying to draw some electromechanic components in SVG format files. In the example below, you can see the symbol for one of these components in which I have filled the squares with a linear ...
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How can I create a background pattern with small, cartoon-like, hand-drawn stencil images?

For example, in this picture (ignore the logo): I love how the background is cute and made up of small, simple images. Where can I find resources like this background, or how can I recreate it?
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Photoshop effect shape tweening

Which is the faster way to replicate this effect in Photoshop with those light green squares having a shape tween to little dot?
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Are there any conventions for pairing tileable patterns for web and print design?

I'm wondering if there are any rules-of-thumb or conventions for choosing patterns that work well together. At the moment I just use my best judgement which I've developed over a number of years. ...
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Filling areas in scanned maps (not by colors but by pattern)

I have old land-use maps in a scanned format. I am trying to obtain proper land-use maps from it, similar to what is described here: ...
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How do I extend a line pattern background in Photoshop?

I have an image but on the top of the image there just isn't enough room to make it applicable for my desired application. Therefore I would like to extend the pattern that is clearly visible in the ...
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How to fill in a letter with a pattern?

I was given this image to work with: The client is happy with everything but would like the floral pattern/bush to fill in the O What is the best way to do this in Photoshop CC? Thanks.
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How can I convert to seamless pattern in Illustrator?

After following many tutorials about pattern making using pattern maker and brush pattern in Illustrator and then offset in Photoshop, I couldn't make the below image into a usable seamless pattern :( ...
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How can I create tiny pattern-tiles that repeats well in Photoshop?

Whenever I have tried making tiny tiles for tiling, like 10px x 10px in size, the only thing I have ever been able to make well is diagonal lines. I suppose it has something to do with painting ...
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Problem opening pattern file in photoshop cs5

Pattern: Link to pattern. I downloaded this pattern from the internet but all the included patterns show as blank tiles in preset manager. Any tips on how to get these to show? (I have ...
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Where should I start learning the skills required for creating textures and patterns?

I am a software engineer but I also like becoming a good graphics designer but I don't know where to start. I especially like mastering the skills necessary for designing textures and patterns but I ...
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Printing non-Pantone colours

I am wanting to get a design printed on cotton laminate. Is it possible to get non-pantone colours printed? Everyone I've spoken to so far says yes but then says maybe not. I can't get a straight ...
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Creating a circle following a pattern

I'm trying to come up with a new logo for my tireshop, and I'm trying to create a tire in Photoshop. I really like the outline of this one: How is a circle outline like this created? I know how to ...
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How could I simplify a pattern tile with A LOT of repeated mini squares?

I'm designing a nonwoven fabric (the panels size will be 69"x92"). The repeat tile measures 21"x21" and I need to repeat mini squares that measure 1/32" each. Above the layers containing these mini ...
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Random rearrangement of objects within a grid in Illustrator

I've got a set of tiles and I want to create a pattern out of it. Normally, this would produce a pattern with a single rectangle of these coloured tiles, which would give me noticeable repetitions. ...
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How do I convert a diagonal line pattern in my *.psd to a Photoshop pattern? [duplicate]

In my psd from designer I have a background like in the red rectangle. This pattern doesn't show up in any Photoshop patterns. (maybe it's inner psd container) How could I fetch a small rectangle ...
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How to create vector stripes in Illustrator

I made a bar graph in Illustrator using Pattern Swatches for the diagonal stripes: In Illustrator, this looks perfect and saves as a vector. However, this graph is going to be published, and ...
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Problem with bold line in pattern after I export file from Illustrator into Photoshop

I made pattern in illustrator, imported into Photoshop and I get bold line over all edge lines. How to remove that problem? Don't know what to do. I turned off AA in general settings and in ...
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Is there a way to edit en existing pattern in photoshop [duplicate]

I opened a new file and created my pattern, selected all and defined pattern. Then I closed the file without saving it and then used the pattern - great. Now is there a way to make changes to that ...
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How to create decorative borders for ebook / website use with fantasy theme?

How would I create a border with a pattern, be it some celtic knots or gem-like pieces, that could be used as a border in websites or ebooks? I'd like to simulate materials like gems, gold/silver, ...
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What's the name of this background design pattern?

What's the name of the texture / design pattern found in the background of this site? http://bohemiancoding.com/sketch/ What should I search on Google to find out similar textures?
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Where do I find free 1950s patterns?

Does anyone know of a source for 50s patterns?
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Random Color Patterns

I'm trying to create hexagonal pattern of slightly offset colors. Similar to Code Review's background, but with hexagons. I've attempted to draw a hexagon and slightly change the colors but doing ...
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How to Smoothly Distort a Pattern in Illustrator

In trying to improve my Illustrator skills, I'm imitating some posters. Currently, I'm onto the one below. What I'm having trouble with is the distorted background. I tried to convert a dot pattern ...
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Structured pattern, random elements in Illustrator

I'm trying to make a subtle background out of a collection of symbols, arranged in randomly order in multiple roughly structured rows. A bit like: The Symbol Sprayer Tool is close to what I need, ...
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Pattern Name Identification

After quite a lot of search attempts I failed to find a pattern which we can fill in background so as to generate the background as shown in the graphic below. I'm not sure if its a pattern or a ...
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Why does Illustrator add white lines to my pattern when exporting?

I have an object in Illustrator with a chevron pattern that I created in Illustrator. When I export as a .png file or rasterize image file, it shows horizontal lines. Anyone have a clue why it does ...
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How can I make a 30 degree pattern?

I would like to make a simple line pattern rotated at 30 degrees, but no matter what I try I can't make it repeat itself without the lines being cut. Is this possible to do?
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Tiling seamless diagonal lines

I'm working on a tile-based game, and I'd like to have diagonal lines for (32x32) tiles. The problem is, whenever you tile them, they look like this: How do I make it seamlessly tile?
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How to create the illusion of depth with repeating patterns? [duplicate]

How do I create perspective with repeating patterns? I am very much a beginner level, as noted by my first attempt to create a illustration in illustrator. However, my attempt has provided me with ...
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Where to find subtle border patterns? [closed]

Is there any border pattern version to the website http://subtlepatterns.com/? What I mean is that these patterns are usually used not as backgrounds but just as a border or divider between two ...
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How can I create a wood / topographical map texture in Photoshop or Illustrator?

This is a pattern I've seen used in multiple places and I've always loved it: This site also uses it as a background texture, as well as this one. It's sort of like a fingerprint/wood texture. I ...
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What is the name/type of this pattern?

This is a pretty popular background pattern in web/graphic design and I'd love to find different but similar variations of it. What would I search for to find such patterns?
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Change colour of pattern file

Can Photoshop pattern files be used so that the colours in the pattern are changed? If so, can you tell me how I do this with this pattern file in Photoshop Elements and/or Adobe Fireworks? (I don't ...
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Best way to create repeating image from existing one

Given two different image types: A regular pattern (e.g. http://imgur.com/vgYYsM6) A plain image, that doesnt repeat (e.g. http://imgur.com/CtDU23n) to 1) How do you extract the smallest existing ...
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Design Help-Creating a circular repeating pattern in Illustrator CS6

Years ago as part of a school project to create a calendar, I made several retro patterns in Illustrator to use as backgrounds. I did all this by hand because I wasn't super familiar with Illustrator ...
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How can I transform patterns in Illustrator to simulate a perspective?

I am using rectangles filled with patterns to create the walls of a room. I have transformed the rectangles, to simulate perspective, but the patterns do not reflect these transformations - they ...
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Create a wavy pattern with pixelmator

How can I create a wavy pattern in pixelmator? Something like this -
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How to create a repeating pattern from the previously designed pattern?

I know the steps in how to properly create a custom pattern by creating a square with various color and shape differences. However, I found the hexagon repeating pattern from a movie and I much rather ...
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Cutting out a part of a field of lines in Illustrator

I made a field of lines evenly spaced in illustrator. They are grouped together. I want to cut out and paste a segment of this group. The grouped lines are parallel and the group is tilted at an ...
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How can I use .pat files in my app?

I downloaded some beautiful patterns and filled them as patterns in images. However, every image I prepared with the patterns loses its aspect ratio when it is used as background on different screen ...
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What software can I use to design pattern for a tweed fabric?

I have experience only with Adobe Photoshop, but I'm looking for something easy to use, a program that will let me focus on the design process and testing many concepts without having to do a lot of ...